The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann have been targeted by an online troll impersonating their daughter.
Kate and Gerry McCann were subjected to the troll's cruel prank after a photo was taken of them at a buffet restaurant in Glasgow on Saturday night.
The snap was then posted to Facebook by an anonymous troll posing as Madeleine.
"Looks like mum and dad are closer than I thought," read the caption in reference to the toddler's 2007 disappearance from Portugal.
The post has since been deleted and replaced with a half-hearted apology from the same account.
"Lately I've been noticed by the sun newspaper it was fun whilst it lasted but its just got sick now im sorry to mccans for the trolls on your missing daughter but everyone thinks you did it [sic]."
"I would happily apologise in person. Im sorry [sic]."
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The original post was subject to huge backlash, with many calling the troll's actions "horrible" and "cruel".
"The poor girl could be dead and you're sat here making up stupid accounts you horrible person," one user commented.
Another wrote: "I'm shocked at the amount of sick minded people. A three-year-old has been missing for 12 years, I dread to think what she's been through if she's still alive."
A spokesperson for the McCanns said the pair thought it was "despicable".
"It's been going on since day one and they wonder if it will ever cease. It's cruel, it's callous, it's mindless," they told The Sun.